The Ndukwe Kalu Foundation (NKF) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization and special purpose vehicle established by the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) as its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm with the sole purpose of promoting knowledge in ICT and proper use of the Internet. The Foundation wishes to contribute to the work of keeping Nigerian children safe online by organizing COSPRA Summit 2023, with the overarching theme: Child Online Safety, Protection and Reporting of Abuse in Nigeria.

The Summit will lay the foundation for the promotion of safe activities on the Internet and how issues affecting the lives of online users (children) and the digital environment are resolved through its public-private stakeholders’ partnership and engagement across the 6 geo-political zones in Nigeria.

In 2022, Mrs. Odusote, hinted that the Board of the Ndukwe Kalu Foundation has approved the Child Online Safety, Protection and Report Abuse (COSPRA) Mandate and “has identified among others collaborative ideas, signs, and symptoms of online abuse through the use of the Internet and how best to deal with such situations; providing needed promotional awareness, guidance, and support to children and affected young victims”.

“As part of achieving the COSPRA mandate, the Foundation is planning three key events; first, Annual Online Child Safety and Protection Summit in collaboration with multi-stakeholder groups facilitating the exchange & circulation of information and preventive tools for best practices;

“Secondly, we are going to conduct ‘Train the Trainers’ Training Programme at the six (6) Geopolitical Zones in Nigeria to increase safe practice awareness in schools; and thirdly Promote open discussion, debates, events, programs, etc., during conversations with key multi-stakeholders and partners globally”.

The Chairperson listed COSPRA’s mandate as “To ensure a safer and more secure online environment for children and youth; to participate in active campaigns between all stakeholders in knowledge and experience sharing; to encourage procedures for the improvement of legal regulations as well as self-regulation instruments towards Child Safety online; amongst others.

She added that the Foundation is positioned to promote safe activities on the Internet and how issues affecting the lives of its young users and the digital environment are protected.

This year, COSPRA will be hosting its National PreSummit 2023, with Digital Literacy as it’s core conversation. DNS Africa is proud to be invited for such deliberations as NiRA beams light in Africa on Child Protection Online.

For further inquiry, visit NKF or call the Program Officer on +234 (0)817 200 4272.

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